Editor's Note


By Jonathan Ray | April 1, 2013
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Colin Mahoney

Rockwell Collins, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Colin Mahoney senior vice president, International and Service Solutions. Mahoney replaces Greg Churchill, who is retiring.

Mahoney joined Rockwell Collins in 1987. A native of the United Kingdom, he previously was vice president of sales, marketing and support in the company’s Commercial Systems division, and has held numerous leadership and business development positions in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia.

Dan Nale

Gulfstream Aerospace, of Savannah, Ga., appointed Dan Nale senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test. Nale will oversee the company’s Engineering, Flight Operations and Program Management Organizations as well as aircraft development.

Most recently, Nale was vice president, Advanced Aircraft Programs, where he was responsible for overseeing the development of next-generation Gulfstream aircraft. Previously, as vice president, engineering, Nale was responsible for several design- and engineering-related organizations, including Structures, GV Propulsion, Auxiliary Power Unit, Fuel Systems, Environmental Control and Pressurization Systems. As vice president, Mid-Cabin Programs, a position he took over in 2003, he was responsible for managing the Gulfstream G100, G150, G200 and G280 programs.

Before joining Gulfstream, he worked as a stress engineer on the space shuttle wing program for Grumman Aerospace.

Mark Millam

Airlines for America (A4A) named Mark Millam as managing director for safety. Millam, who brings 30 years of experience in airline operations and safety, joins A4A from Compass Airlines, where he was director of safety and compliance and responsible for implementing the FAA Safety Management System pilot program. Previously, Millam was the managing director of safety at Northwest Airlines during the Delta/Northwest integration, where he managed the safety alliance between Delta and its Delta Connection carriers.

At A4A, Millam will provide strategic direction and assistance to the A4A Safety Council, while building and maintaining relationships with key industry and government safety officials.

John Fenton

Greenwich AeroGroup hired aviation veteran John Fenton as its new president of Greenwich AeroGroup do Brazil. In his new role Fenton will lead the revitalization and restructuring of Helivia, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, which provides offshore helicopter charter services for the oil and gas industry.

Fenton has held various worldwide operational leadership roles during his 22 years in aviation in areas including Brazil, Antigua, Italy, Turkey, Cameroon and Chad.

Kevin Rogers

AeroMobile appointed Kevin Rogers as CEO. Rogers, previously head of revenue development at AeroMobile, takes over from Pal Bjordal, who will return to the Oslo-based headquarters of Telenor, a major shareholder in AeroMobile.

Rogers joined AeroMobile in 2008 from Telenor, where he was director and vice president of group marketing. He has also held a number of roles with Nortel Networks, including director of sales for the company’s Canadian operation.

Christine Tovee

EADS North America has selected Christine Tovee as its chief technology officer.

An employee of EADS since 2005, Tovee most recently served as chief of staff to the EADS chief technology officer. Tovee joined EADS as a new systems technical manager for Paradigm Secure Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS division Astrium. She later served as program director for Ka-Band and UAS Services for Astrium.

Prior to EADS, Christine worked at BAE Systems fulfilling several technical and system engineering roles on a diverse group of projects, including command and control, communications, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance projects, avionics, helicopter flight controls and ground-based air defense.

Jack Mill

Piper Aircraft named Jack Mill vice president of engineering. Mill most recently had been leading the Piper engineering team as vice president in an interim role for several months.

Mill is a licensed professional engineer in Florida and is an FAA Engineering Authorized Representative, a Certified Flight Instructor and a Commercial Pilot with instrument rating in single and multi-engine aircraft.

David Herr

BAE Systems named David Herr executive vice president, Service Sectors. Herr will lead the development and implementation of integrated business strategies to support the Service Sectors, which consist of Intelligence and Security and Support Solutions.

Most recently Herr was president of the Support Solutions sector, which provides a portfolio of air, land and maritime services. Before that, Herr was vice president of Commercial Avionics for BAE Systems’ Platform Solutions business, and was vice president of operations for the company’s former Electronics & Integrated Solutions operating group and vice president of operations for Platform Solutions.

Before joining BAE Systems, Herr held positions in procurement, program management, production operations, and product support for GE Aircraft Engines and Lockheed Martin.

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